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Thursday, October 01, 2009 |
Five Dollar Dinner: Sausages, Sauted Peppers, and Salad
Not pictured: the salad.

"Why sausages all the time?" I get asked. Because it's one of the cheapest meats you can get, and when you're on a $5 budget, $4 for meat just doesn't work. $2.50 for 6 sausages, $.40 for a mixed pepper, $1.25 for red leaf lettuce, $.60 for carrots, $.25 for small red onion.

Wash and chop 6-7 leaves of the lettuce. Thin slice and dice the red onion. Grate the carrot. Viola! Salad that easily feeds 2.

Slow cook sausages in pot over low heat, approx 30 minutes. Remove coked sausages and drain most of the oil. Rough chop the other onion half, the pepper, and maybe the carrot. Saute over medium heat. Add garlic to taste. Maybe some salt, although the sausage juices should have enough. Add back sausages after 10 minutes, saute until hungry.

Serve with rice, makes 2-3 servings.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 |
$5 Dinner: Sweet Pork Sausages, Rice, and Sauted French Cut String Beans
It's a lie, really. The food cost $5.05, and I'm not counting the cost of the rice. But otherwise, it's all there. Sausages, simple sauce, and some sauteed green beans ( a staple nearly on par with rice in my cooking arsenal) for a quick cheap dinner.

6 Premio suasages from Associated - ~$3.30
1 large package frozen french cut string beans - ~$1.30
1 small can Associated tomato sauce - ~$.40

Add 1/4 cup water to string beans in small pot. Add generous amount of garlic, pepper, salt. Add 1 bullion cube chicken stock. Saute gently over low heat until all liquid is gone (or nearly gone, you can add a tablespoon or two of olive oil at the end to keep it from burning).

Saute sausages in pan or small pot. After sausages are cooked, drain oil. Or don't, consult with your doctor. Add can of sauce, 1-2 teaspoons of sugar, oregano. Simmer for ~3 minutes.

Serve with rice or starch product of your choice. Serves 3 people, or 2 hungry people.

Monday, July 06, 2009 |
$5 Dinner: Pork Chop and String Beans
Center cut pork chop from Associated: $3.50.
French cut frozen string beans from Associated: $1.50

Approx 20 minutes to cook.
Serve with rice, feeds 2, possibly 3.

saute pork chop in a glaze of soy sauce and pepper and sesame seed oil (olive or any oil will do, mostly to keep the meat from sticking to the pan). Soy sauce for color, pepper for the fat (it sticks to the fat like bees to honey, I dunno why).
2 table spoons soy sauce, 1/2 table spoon pepper, 1 table spoon of oil, if you insist on measuring. I don't, and all I have are tablespoons.

Marinating ahead of time would be bettter, but who has time for that fancy shit, yo.

Simmer string beans in a small pot with a splash of water, garlic powder, pepper, salt to taste, and a chicken bullion cube. Don't add more than a splash, the frozen veggies have plenty of water.

Reduce until almost no water, then add 2 tablespoons sesame oil and keep reducing until threatening to start burning. You can stop earlier and avoid the oil step, but I like my string beans a bit dry.

I'm a single guy, so I usually just throw everything into the pot i was cooking with and eat it on the couch while watching TV. But people asked to see it all plated, so I did it for a change.

Rice is about half a cup uncooked. Possibly 2/3rds cup.

Thursday, May 10, 2007 |
Moving On to Wordpress
I've finally up and had it with Blogger. I'm still trying to arrange for my own hosting and the whatnot, but in the meantime I've migrated most of the posts to I debated posting that info, because I'd rather not force my 1 regular reader (Hi mom!) to switch bookmarks twice. But then I realized that I've been trying to move off Blogger for a year now, so this "Temporary" phase with might last a year or two as well (I'm hoping not). Anyhoo, this will be the last post here, so it was nice while it lasted, but it's time to move on.


Sunday, January 21, 2007 |
Blogger Sucks. It Really Really SUCKS
In case you haven't noticed, I haven't been posting in a while.

Actually, that would be totally wrong. I have been posting fairly regularly, it's just that Blogger refuses to actually publish what I post. I've tweaked every setting, I've even switched to the "new" Blogger. You know what's new in the "new" Blogger? SUCKING.

Don't expect posts anytime soon, Blogger's still eating them all.

Oh, and don't use Blogger if you can help it.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 |
Holidays Are For TimeWasting
Wake up
Walk short distance to some restaurant
Take train back to bed
Eat yet again
Eat a snack of some sort (perhaps cake and cookies)


Happy Holidays!

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